Explosive entertainment! Our guide to Bonfire Night events across Greater Manchester

Every year fireworks are lit across the city to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament and kill King James I.

After the gunpowder plot was stopped in 1605, King James created a law that ordered the British people to celebrate every November 5.

These days Bonfire Night is all about funfairs, toasted marshmallows and toffee apples.

There are so many firework displays across Greater Manchester that you could celebrate Guy Fawkes’ every night this week.

Remember that you are not permitted to bring your own alcohol, sparklers or fireworks to these events and wrap up warm.

Friday October 30

Debdale Park in Gorton is holding a funfair, which will open at 5.30pm, and fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Debdale Park, 1075 Hyde Road, Gorton, M18 7LJ.

Saturday October 31

Brookdale Park in Newton Heath has a funfair beginning at 5pm and fireworks from 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Brookdale Park, Droylsden Road, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 1PH.

Sunday November 1

Phillips Park is hosting a funfair, which opens at 5pm, and fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Phillips Park, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DJ.

Monday November 2

Cringle Park in Levenshulme funfair opens at 5pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Cringle Park, Crossley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2QP.

Tuesday November 3

Crumpsall Park funfair will open at 5pm and fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Crumpsall Park, Ash Tree Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5RX.

Wednesday November 4

Cronkeyshaw Common in Rochdale will have a bonfire from 7pm and a firework display beginning at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Cronkeyshaw Common, Rochdale, OL12 0QR.

Thursday November 5

Heaton Park in Higher Blackley will have a funfair from 5pm and a bonfire with fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW.

Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield will open their funfair at 5pm and the firework display will start at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA

Wythenshawe Park is hosting a funfair from 5pm and fireworks will begin at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free.

Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Road, M23 0AB.

The Horse and Jockey Pub in Chorlton Green has 2 firework displays, a children’s show at 6.30pm and fireworks for grown-ups at 9pm.

There will also be a Sailor Jerry outdoor bar, barbeques and mulled wine.

The Horse and Jockey, 9 The Green, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9HS.

Entrance is free.

Oldham Edge will be hosting Oldham’s ‘Big Bang’ from 5pm, including a funfair, food stalls and bonfires.

Special guests include the puppets from the Thingamajig Theatre and musicians from Juba do Leão.

The fireworks finale will begin at 7pm.

Entrance is free and you can park in council owned car parks in Oldham for free from 3pm.

Oldham Edge, Oldham OL1.

Heaton Norris Park in Stockport hosts its eighth straight spectacle, dubbed the best show in the area and featuring a huge bonfire, a funfair, food for purchase, live music & a message of hope from the sponsors…

The event starts at 17:45, bonfire is lit at 18:30, fireworks display at 19:30 and the event ends at 21:00.

Ticket prices: £4 per adult, £8 for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids of the same family, or 1 adult and 3 children), £3 for OAP & ages 11-16, £1 for children 10 & under. Buy your tickets at the gate.

Heaton Norris Park, Stockport, SK4 1JA.

Friday November 6

The Foresters Arms in Stockport is hosting a bonfire and fireworks party including an outside bar, home cooked food and a tuck shop with toffee apples and parkin.

Tickets cost £5 and the event begins at 7.30pm.

The Foresters Arms, 29 Greave, Stockport, SK6 4PU.

Image courtesy of Fieldington, via Wikipedia, with thanks

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